Chef John McGeever has reinvigorated the College’s menus since his arrival in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience from cooking at the highest levels in hotels and restaurants that have been starred in international guides. He is also an Honorary Vice President of The Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Chef John McGeever has reinvigorated the College’s menus since his arrival in 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience from cooking at the highest level.
Starting at the age of 14, John undertook classical training in five-star hotels and restaurants which gave him the grounding to understand the science of food. He was a founding member of the Scottish team that competed successfully in the Culinary Olympics in the mid-1980s. Since then, he has opened four luxury hotels for various international companies and is recognised as a judge for many of the UK’s culinary competitions. He is involved in Skills for Chefs, and has presented at their annual conference, and currently sits on the judging panel for their Young Restaurant Team of the Year competition. John became a founding member of the Masterchefs of Great Britain in 1980, and served as its Chairman for five years. He is now one of the organisation’s Honorary Vice-Presidents.
At St Edmund Hall, John balances the daily challenges of college life combined with high-end cuisine and has created a kitchen team of hard-working and talented individuals. He is also an avid food traveller who continually explores Europe looking for interesting and new ideas to bring back to the Teddy Hall kitchen.